(Originally published in Everything Girls Love.com. Written by: Taylor Bennett) Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose kneeling during the national anthem stirred controversy, tweeted an image from Nike’s latest ad campaign, “Just Do It.” The words, “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything” were written across the athlete’s face. However, words couldn’t express the feelings of hope and equal feelings … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad Backlash Reveals Just How Much Progress Is Needed.
On the last episode of Indie Dreams, Comedienne Kodi Me’Chele and Comedians Cee Jay Craxx and Hassan Oliver touched on many different topics but one topic is sensitive for many African Americans — Bill Cosby’s recent conviction. After kicking off the show with laughter and witty comments, the tone quickly turned serious when the 80-year-old comedian and actor Bill Cosby’s name came up in the … Continue reading Comedienne Kodi Me’ Chele And Comedians Hassan Oliver And Cee Jay Craxx Give Tips For Performers And Say Bill Cosby Will Always Be A Legend In A Recent Interview
With success, comes haters and obstacles. Misty Copeland kept her confidence and grace like a true diva when haters tried to tear her down. Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland, who has made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, recently danced as the Swan Queen in the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake in Singapore. But after the … Continue reading Forget What Your Haters Say! Dancer Misty Copeland Takes On All Of Her Online Critics.
Right in the mix of Comedian Mo’Nique’s talk of her Netflix boycott, another comedian Tiffany Haddish, has recently announced that she got her own $800,000 dollar deal with the streaming service. She is to be the lead in a Netflix animated comedy series “Tuca and Bertie.” Reportedly, Haddish will play a “cocky-care-free toucan” named “Tuca” that is friends with “Bertie,” a daydreaming singing bird. Despite … Continue reading Tiffany Haddash gets an $800,000 Deal With Netflix After Mo’Nique’s Claims of Being Lowballed by the Network Because of Racism.
When deciding to go see the Black Panther movie — which broke pre-sale ticket records – I honestly didn’t expect to see so much substance from a superhero movie. I mean there were so many subliminal messages. I’m sure that I have to watch it one more time. Since I was never a Black Panther fan, I did a brief background check on the original … Continue reading 5 Thoughts That Come to Mind After Watching the Black Panther Movie
The name Nola Darling just screams fantasy – almost like a fairy-tale in a bleak and bias society. Miss Darling, portrayed by DeWanda Wise, is a sexually liberated Brooklyn artist who is struggling to make ends meet and is also trying to juggle three lovers. Who said every woman’s fantasy is to date just one man as opposed to the traditional approach to dating? Heck, Nola’s got a man for every need … Continue reading “She’s Gotta Have It” is Back for Season Two: A Letter to Nola Darling.
How do you preserve your love relationship these days while excelling in your career? Easy! Keep your love and private life private — just ask the Empire star Taraji P. Henson. She says she found the real deal! And I think we all want to know her secret. For the past two-years, the fashionable diva kept her personal life personal, so well that she had us speculating and … Continue reading Taraji P. Henson Confirms Her Romance and Talks About Why Her Love Is Lasting, Congrats Taraji!
The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was easily a hit. It was watched by 84 million people, according to Nielsen, making it a new record as the most watched debates in the history of televised presidential debates. However, that doesn’t mean that it was all positive vibes from its audience. In fact, by the second debate ratings went down by 21%. … Continue reading The Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Face Off Rubs Viewers The Wrong Way
It’s been over two months into unemployment, and ironically, I had spent over 7 years of my life as an Employment Specialist before getting laid off. Standing on the other side of the fence is quite humbling. However, everything happens for a reason. Besides, unemployment seems to be a small disadvantage compared to the devastation that the Louisiana flood victims have experienced since Friday, which left a total of 13 people dead and 30,000 … Continue reading When Giving Up Is Not An Option
“You must always honor your ancestors – the ones who love you and watch over you.” I’ve had several debates with friends, co-workers and even Facebook friends on whether or not a “Roots” remake is necessary. Since the original Alex Haley’s “Roots” series in 1977 was phenomenal, viewers just don’t understand the reason behind forcing people to relive such a brutal time period over and over again. … Continue reading Remembering Roots: Do We Need A Remake?